Hollywood actors Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are reportedly looking to invest in non-league football team Wrexham AFC following a surprise announcement from the club.
BBC Sport reports that Reynolds, best known as the ‘mere with a mouth’ Deadpool and Detective Pikachu, and Always Sunny In Philadelphia star McElhenney are ready to ‘put forward their vision’ at a Special General Meeting, and Wrexham supporters are enormously in favour for talks to proceed at the Welsh club.
Wrexham AFC has been fan-owned since 2011 and could see a potential £2 million investment from the Hollywood stars.
A statement on the club’s website read: “As a result, talks with the proposed bidders will now continue and we are in a position to confirm the two people interested in investing in Wrexham AFC. In due course, Mr McElhenney and Mr Reynolds will put forward their vision for Wrexham AFC and proposal for members to vote on at a second Special General Meeting.”
1,223 members of the Wrexham Supporters Trust attended the meeting on 22 September, where 95 per cent of the votes cast were in favour of holding talks with the celebrities.
Both the stars responded to the disbelief surrounding the announcement. The Deadpool star retweeted an eight-year-old tweet that coincidentally mentioned about him turning up in the Welsh town, and Always Sunny co-creator McElhenney complimented BBC Sport Wales on their choice of a photo of him looking dashing at a red carpet event.
Wrexham is the oldest football club in Wales and the third oldest football club in the world having been founded in 1864. They fell out of the football league in 2008 and have remained a non-league club since then and became fan-owned in 2011.
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